Monthly Newsletter

16
Oct

Sams fight with Coccidia

On Wednesday night Sam, a 6 week old German Sheppard puppy was brought into Booval Vet Hospital after owners noticed he has severely worsened throughout the day. Sam was purchased from a breeder 3 days prior and had had worsening diarrhoea since they had brought little Sam into their home. On Wednesday he stopped eating and drinking and was very
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10
Oct

Flowers Causing Renal Failure in Cats

Did You Know the Dangers of Lilies to Pets? Lilies (Lilium spp and Hemerocallis spp), amongst many other flower species,  are extremely toxic to cats and can be fatal. The toxic substance in lilies that causes injury to the kidneys has not yet been identified, but all parts of the lily are poisonous - flowers, stamen, stem, leaves and roots. Ingestion can lead to
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4
Oct

This Season is a Tick-ing Time Bomb!

With over 70 tick cases and almost 20 snake cases treated at our Booval Vet Hospital in the past two months, it’s time for another reminder about the importance of tick prevention! This season, we have had the largest amount of snake and tick cases through our doors and it has been one of the worst season we have ever
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13
Sep

Do You Have A Large Breed Dog – Then You Need To Read This!

Winston, The 5 Year Old Doberman Is One Lucky Dog! On Tuesday afternoon Winston’s owners noticed Winston’s stomach looked bloated and brought him straight into Pine Mountain Vet Clinic to see Dr Amy. On examination Winston was still bright as the owners had caught the condition quickly, but he was quickly deteriorating! His heart rate had increased, he was panting
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5
Sep

The Dog with 9 Lives

Is Marley the luckiest dog in Ipswich? Marley, a 3 year old blue American Staffordshire bullterrier, has spent a lot of time in hospital over the course of her short life. When the owners, Jasmine and Joel first brought Marley home she contracted Parvovirus (at no fault of theirs, as they had been told by the breeder she was up
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27
Aug

Leo’s Dental Procedure

More than 85% of dogs and cats over four years old have some form of periodontal disease. There are various signs you can look out for such as bad breath, discoloured or loose teeth, excessive drooling, inflamed or receding gums, pain when handled around the mouth and/or change is behaviour. Leo, a 6 year old Pomeranian, was suffering from dental
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6
Aug

Snake Season – Be Prepared

First Aid   If you suspect your pet has been bitten by a snake you should immobilise your pet and try to keep him/her as quiet as possible. It is vital that you take your pet to a veterinarian as quickly as possible. The sooner your pet is treated, the better their chances of survival. Queensland is home to about
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3
Aug

Dental Diets – They Really Work!

Dental Care Dental care for your pet may be more important than you think. The accumulation of bacteria laden plaque above the gumline can lead to long term oral health issues. Recent studies have demonstrated there is an association between oral health issues and systemic general health issues affecting the kidney, heart and metabolic systems. Hill’s nutritionists & veterinarians developed Prescription
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26
Jul

Grain Free Diets and the Possible Link to Heart Disease

Pet owners and Veterinarians around the world, have recently been warned by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) that dogs fed "grain-free" food diets, (based on peas, lentils or potatoes) is possibly being linked to an unusual condition that can cause an enlarged heart. Heart disease is common in our pets, affecting 10-15% of all dogs and cats, with even higher
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24
Jul

Tenzing’s Sunday Emergency

On Sunday morning, Tenzing, a 4 year old Siamese was brought in to the Booval Vet Hospital as Tening seemed to be acting a bit lethargic. Tenzing’s mum, a human Nurse, and a previous Veterinary Nurse, knew things didn’t sound quite right, so instructed her son to bring Tenzing in for a checkup! Tenzing had a thorough health check, but
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